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Spawn [Blu-ray] [US Import]


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  • Actors: John Leguizamo, Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen
  • Format: Director's Cut, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 10 July 2012
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007NRWLZ0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,450 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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After being murdered for quitting his role as a ruthless yet moral government assassin, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is sent to Hell, where he makes a pact with the demon Malebolgia--if Simmons is allowed to see his lover, Wanda, again, he will agree to lead the demon's armies to storm the gates of Heaven. Transformed into a superhuman entity with shape-shifting powers and quick regeneration capabilities, Simmons (soon to be dubbed "Spawn" by Malebolgia's crony, the Violator) returns to Earth and attempts to reunite with Wanda, not knowing that five years have passed. He also seeks revenge on his former boss and killer, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen), who has made a deal with the Violator to develop a lethal virus to take over the world, where Wynn is promised to be king. Spawn wages an inner battle between good and evil as he tries to come to terms with selling his soul and what it could mean for humankind. Despite excellent special effects and great potential, Spawn seems to come up short. While White certainly displays verve in his characterisation of the twisted hero, he cannot overcome some forced dialogue. On the flip side, the usually engaging John Leguizamo portrays the sinister Violator--an evil monster masquerading as a rotund, weird-looking clown--as an irritating lackey who spews overbearing sarcasm and incessantly banal one-liners. Admitted, many of Spawn's action sequences are fun, and the transitions effectively brisk, but more could have been done to explore how Simmons grapples with his humanity in these daunting circumstances. But if you want sizzling action sequences and digital effects, this film should keep you happy. --Bryan Reesman

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "tayor" on 27 May 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Let's face it, Spawn the comic was never going to be easy to transfer onto the big screen.
I think that Todd McFarlane & co didn't do all that bad a job of the movie, however, I do believe that the movie could have been MUCH better than it turned out. If only they made the film darker, like the comics, more in the style of say "Blade" with Wesley Snipes.
A great prospect that was never given the right script, actors or director, Spawn could have been so much more than just another action movie with some eye-catching special effects, but alas it isn't.
Although Michael Jai White wasn't a bad choice for Al Simmons, Tony Todd should have been brought in for the voice of the deceased Simmons, aka Spawn. Also, someone like David Fincher could have directed this better in my mind and Todd McFarlane could have co-wrote a fantastic script with someone like Kevin Smith.
I have heard rumours of a sequel, which is promised to be a LOT darker than this, the first Spawn movie, I hope this is true, as Spawn really deserves to be a big budget, cleverly scripted box office & critical hit of a movie, not this half-... attempt.
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By cazyeah on 13 Jun 2008
Format: DVD
So if you take one of the greatest comics created and make it into a feature film surely you will have one of the best adaptations right? definately wrong!!!
this unfortunately did not do justice to the comics and spawn series! as a major fan i heard mixed reviews but decided to buy it especially as it is cheaper now.
to be fair the acting in Spawn is good and they have got most of the characters likeness spot on! but the script was very badly written and the actors would have a hard time making anyone believe any of it!
I also believe if spawn had better CGI it would have been much more enjoyable. but most of the CGI made me think i was watching an epsiode of charmed.
i did enjoy the first half of the film and they are some parts i think was ok, like the first scene where you get to see his cape! but overall the film is poorly made and the ending was ridculous.
what the film achieved was taking an excellent dark gritty comic into a childish unbelieveable film.
after all this said i didnt think it was total rubbish (close though)but its not a worthy adaptation. its a shame, spawn as a film could have so much potenial. i hope another one is attemped!
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Format: DVD
If you were like me and hadn't heard of spawn until you saw the film in the cinema back in 96, it probably would have got you wanting more. I thought the film was unbelievable until i began buying the comics. That was when i realised how sub-standard the film actually was.

the cast isn't the best(excluding Michael J White and John Leguizamo) and dialogue is poor. Some parts of the story feel quite rushed as well like the film's just desperate to get the action going. It's when the action does start that you start to enjoy it. The fights with spawn and violator are excellent and spawn's costume looks great, especially the cape. That said, the special effects aren't too great other than the cape. Believable(kind of), but not great.

It is a decent enough film but I would recommend the anime as the film still doesnt d othe franchise justice and doesnt quite give you the emotional impact the anime does. But it's cheap enough so if you feel you really have to own it even for a collector's item, then it's a good enough price
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Feb 2004
Format: DVD
I came to this movie knowing basically nothing about the Spawn character, the comic strip, and the whole story behind Todd McFarlane's vaunted modern-day hero. I am familiar with McFarlane's work on Spiderman in the early nineties, but that's basically it. My reaction may thus be much different from devoted Spawn fans who had definite expectations from this film. Fans are apt to either love or hate the real-life movie dramatization of a favorite character, and this movie had definite limits that could easily rub fans the wrong way. I understand that there are some significant differences between the Spawn storyline we see here and that of the comic book series, that this is a much more linear retelling of the legend, one that could not afford to leave many unanswered questions at the end because the chances of making a sequel were unquantifiable at the time. The special effects are not bad at all, but the movie suffers from the overinflated billing of these special effects; if the studio hadn't overplayed their hand by naming this "the special-effects movie of the year" 1997, all of the computer animation would have been scrutinized less completely by moviegoers. The limitations imposed by the MPA ratings board in securing the film a PG-13 rating also basically ruined the film that was shown in theatres; this "director's cut" of the film is a complete and much, much better version than fans originally paid to see.
Spawn, for those who don't know, is not your typical superhero. Trained to be an elite assassin for the CIA, he ultimately decides to get out after a mission that kills a lot of civilians who, he was promised, would not be in the area of operations. His boss, played quite wickedly by Martin Sheen, basically sets him up and has him killed.
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